The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have already begun, but the opening ceremony will begin tonight, airing at 7pm EST. The 2016 Olympic Games will be hosted by Rio de Janerio, in Brazil.
While each Olympic Games in recent memory has faced controversy in the lead-up to the Games, Rio has faced a number of different problems in their preparation for the events. From Olympic arenas being behind their building schedules, to risky swimming water, to the Zika-virus outbreak, and more, the Rio Olympics are one of the most contested Olympics to date, and it hasn’t even begun.
While Canada is sending over 315 representatives to take part in the Olympic Games, there are a few who pulled out last minute due to the fear of the Zika-virus. The Rio Olympic Games will be facing an uphill battle before it has a chance to begin.
Will you be watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, or will you be skipping them this year? What is your favourite Summer event to watch?